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We’ve always said that though executive search provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and work with fascinating, high-achieving, brilliant individuals, the “exceptions to the rule” stand out vividly…and that every time we think we’ve seen it all, we realize we haven’t come close…
A few months ago we published an article on best practices and tips for video conferencing. Following a few recent VC experiences, we realized we had neglected to ...
What do you do when you have hired someone who, once on board, is not a good hire? No one intends to make bad hiring decisions but for a variety of reasons, they happen. Think Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.
We interviewed a number of leaders and, interestingly, most offered the same advice. Within three to six months—and sometimes much sooner, they agreed—you will know if you have made a bad hire. Their recommendation ...
One of the fastest growing companies in Houston had courted an operations executive from a Fortune 10 company for months. This entrepreneurial company had stretched to meet the candidate’s compensation requirements which was not an easy thing to do given the richer retirement plan of this energy behemoth. Despite the executive having a much greater upside with the smaller company, he ultimately turned down the offer. Why? Because his new employer was not willing ...MORE >
2015As any CEO will tell you, it’s lonely at the top. A smart executive will be sure to have that one individual to whom they can turn in the most difficult times. A CEO needs a safe space where he or she can find reassurance, a shoulder to lean on, and a pair of ears to listen, free of judgment. It’s not his or her Chief of Staff or Executive Assistant. It’s ...MORE >